That's not the way that "equal rights" works in practice. If you happen to be a Christian, White, able-bodied, non-Hispanic, non-sexually-aberrant male, then you are considered to be in the privileged class -- and therefore, the very concept of [illegal] discrimination simply does not apply to you and everyone like you, no matter how blatant it might be. So it requires maintaining a high level of cognitive dissonance.
And if you're unable to swallow the "equality" bullshit without choking, or dare to point out the hypocrisy and/or injustice, then you are to be considered a horrible bigot that must be repudiated.
Devices that are supported by Apple don't receive security updates so yes, they are "not suitable for internet surfing". The idea is to turn these bricks back into useful and possibly even secure devices with new software. There are millions of otherwise functioning iOS devices that cannot be improved because Apple holds the key.
What's more interesting to me is that you're continuing to blame Obama
...As if Romney or McCain would have been better?
The system is irreparably corrupt. Putting Trump into office is only going to make it worse by (as what happened with Bush) providing a puppet for people to hate while people behind him steer public assets into their own coffers. Trump would let it happen, and probably wouldn't even care how it affects his image in history.
I'm not arguing Clinton is a good choice. As someone who believed Obama's 2008 campaign promises of reform (Hope and change, remember that?) what he did is not what I voted for. But then again, Bush before him went hard right and full hawk despite his Compassionate Conservative campaign in 2000. Even after he lost the popular vote, and knew the nation was more liberal than he was.
And yes, Clinton may continue to put the US further in debt (a topic worthy of its own discussion) but trump is not going to pull us out of debt, or even put us in less debt. As I said, most likely he'll subsidize those interests that will motivate him, possibly by having a shill insult him in public.
No president is going to fix the nation. That's the problem. And blaming presidents for not fixing the nation doesn't move us any closer to fixing the nation.
So yeah, social unrest if that's what you want to call it may be what dismantles the United States, but that's going to happen no matter who goes in the oval office, because the hands in the puppet (whichever puppen) aren't interested in fixing the nation for the long term, or in the interest of the people.
Which was something I was trying to say in the first place. Please try to look past the party contest.
... then it appears that mission has been a failure if the NSA failed to inform its sister security agencies (FBI, DEA, ICE, etc.) that the equipment they were using was faulty and exploitable, let alone the branches of the Military. Heck, Point 8 in the report that was released in the wake last year's breach at the OPM (https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity/cybersecurity-incidents/opm-cybersecurity-action-report.pdf) gives the air to that idea.
Yes because that person watching is able to watch each person's screen and hands without needing to look away or get distracted or zone out.
All it would take is an accomplice that distracts everyone long enough for you to plug in a thumb drive that can execute code automatically. Sure you need to research the target a bit first but that can be arranged before election day.
There is always some port somewhere that a developer left so that they could reprogram/update the system.
Shrug. You're first two examples are trivial. a properly set up sensor should determine velocity vectors. If you can see an object at least twice (and the Lidar turns at speeds sufficient to so this many times a second) you can get a velocity vector. the plan just appears as just another object traveling at a certain speed. Even if it just "appears." Given that landing speeds for a plane are around freeway traffic speeds, gentle braking would be all that is needed. if the plane lands opposite the direction of traffic, then it may not be possible to evade. But that necessarily occurs at a speed faster than any human can handle as well.
With the suddenly stopped traffic, just point the sensor further down the road and make sure it can handle the extra info.
Sudden brake failure. This occurs exceedingly rarely. Cars have sensors. autonomous cars necessarily monitor how much braking occurs when brakes are used vs. expected brake force. When those do not match, you can have a failure condition to reduce speeds in line with actual brake force available, pull over, alert for service, refuse to move, etc. So you have to have, at a minimum, a cascade failure where the brakes fail AND the automation needs to respond to an emergency without having used the brakes post failure. Even then, an autonomous car would be able to detect the failure and determine that it is unable to stop in time far faster than a human would be able to without panicking. It could then decide to pull the emergency brake or simply increase brake pressure. Advanced systems may even redistribute brake force to route around the failed brake. These are not hard cases to design for.
The copyright act is very specific ("(1) it is prepared by an employee within the scope of his employment; or (2) it is specially ordered or commissioned from an independent contractor pursuant to a written agreement...") about copyright ownership in this context, and frankly the IOC has NOT satisfied the legal requirements.
Um, Nuns are monastic, not clergy. And yes, some wear simple clothing out in public.
But disallowing women to wear burqas or hijab or any other part of attire mandated by religion is the equivalent of disallowing a kippah. It is a violation of freedom of religion.
To be fair I don't know if freedom of religion is as valued in France as it is in the US. I had always thought that France was Catholic and that regulation of other religious practices was acknowledged and accepted.
Regardless, in an egalitarian state, any regulation of religious practice has to apply to all religions, not just a specific subset.
Incidentally, wetsuits are often worn without a beach-ready swimsuit on underneath, rather have their own undergarment layers, if not a layer of grease.
That and the fact that since Sept 2001, they have been grabbing everything possible on everyone possible. The current president was not protected in any way at the time and any blackmail gathered prior to him becoming a senator, is still useful to ensuring the intelligence community gets exactly what they want. The way that the government has turned everything on its head to allow them to do whatever they want, makes it at least plausible that they are now the ones running the show.